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I Learned How Strong I Could Be When I Stopped Wearing Makeup 24/7

I realized that make up changes not only appearance, but it also changes our mood.

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My first experience applying makeup was in school when I was 14. My classmate, who knew a lot about make up, asked me why I don't apply makeup if I have such uneven skin tone, circles around the eyes, acne... How is it possible to come to school and not to "cover" that skin?

Immediately I felt ashamed and thought that I probably missed one important step of the evolution. I asked her to help me buying a foundation, mascara and face powder, and since that time I used my make up every single day. Even on weekends, when I could spend all day at home, I felt obligated to put my make up on, "just in case".

After a few years, I noticed, that my skin became even worse when I saw it before applying makeup. I started to read more about skin care and realized that I should use more "tools" and steps in my make up removing process. I bought special face sponges, toners, peeling gels, a few masks, and a moisturizer.

And my journey continued. Makeup application in the morning: primer, foundation, eye shadow base, concealer, blush, contouring powder, eye shadows, eyeliner, lip gloss, and a little touch of expensive highlighter. Makeup removing at night: micellar water, face washing gel, scrub, toner, under eye cream, and face moisturizer.

All those products costed a lot, I had to re-stock every few months, and I felt like I can't live without them. When I was in the stores like Ulta or Sephora, I could spend a few hours browsing through the new products and then buying them. All those "tools" gave me the opportunity to feel beautiful, powerful and confident. And I wanted to use them more and more every day because I was feeling that when I have my makeup on, I can be successful.

Now I am 26, and only a year ago I realized that I've been "killing" my skin for more than 10 years. This is a very expensive and harmful lesson, and I wish that many girls and young women can realize this as early as possible. I want many women to see "the ugly truth of the beauty industry", and stop harming their health. Because when we trying to be beautiful by applying tons of makeup, we damaging not only our skin but our soul too.

In comparison to "beauty queens" from magazines or Instagram, we are going to lose that battle, and it doesn't matter how hard you trying to win. There is nothing natural about that beauty, and they only want to sell the "magical" tools to you.

When I realized that, I almost stopped using makeup. Many days in a row I can just go anywhere not scared to be "barefaced", and I feel more powerful, because I am who I am, and I am free! And what is more important - my skin now looks healthy, and I am not dependable from skin care products anymore.

Just know that you are beautiful! Stop harming yourself, break free from the makeup addiction, and don't let the beauty industry to harm your health! Because you deserve more! You don't have to fit into certain unrealistic standards! Your skin will thank you for the "bare face" days.

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Most Popular Beauty Gurus On YouTube That Will Inspire You

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On YouTube, there are so many different channels, but favorite are the beauty ones. Here's a list of the 20 most popular beauty gurus on YouTube that will inspire you:

1. Jaclyn Hill

Jaclyn Hill, 26 years old, is a professional makeup artist, beauty and fashion blogger, and YouTube phenomenon who publishes videos to her channel Jaclyn Hill.

2. Nikki Tutorials

Nikki De Jager, 22 years old, is a professional hair and makeup artist whose publishes her videos NikkieTutorials YouTube channel.

3. Nicole Guerriero

Nicole Guerriero, 30 years old, is a makeup and beauty guru with an enormous social media presence. She runs a blog called Naturally Nicole where she posts tutorials, DIYs, reviews, and fashion blogs and beauty videos on her Youtube channel.

4. Carli Bybel

Carli Bybel, 26 years old,YouTube superstar and makeup, beauty, fashion and fitness guru who publishes videos to her channel. In addition, she also runs a highly successful blog called The Fashion Bybel.

5. Bethany Mota

Bethany Mota, 21 years old, YouTube star known for giving beauty tips to youngsters on the web. Her channel has earned over 10 million subscribers. She became the first YouTuber to ever be a cast member on Dancing With The Stars in 2014, and that same year she also won a Teen Choice Award for Most Popular Female Web Star as well as a Streamy Award for Best Fashion Show. In addition, she also collaborated with Aeropostale clothing line.

6. Lauren Curtis

Lauren Curtis, 24 years old, top Australian YouTube fashion and beauty guru known for her channel, where she posts makeup and hair tutorials, product reviews and all things beauty-related.

7. Laura Lee

Laura Lee, 28 years old, YouTube beauty vlogger who posts hauls, makeup tutorials and look-books to her channel.

8. Casey Holmes

Casey Holmes, 25 years old, hair and makeup obsessed YouTuber who publishes videos on her channel.

9. Teni Panosian

Teni Panosian, 32 years old, beauty, makeup, skincare, hair and style video blogger and vlogger also known as Miss Maven.

10. Tess Christine

Tess Christine, 25 years old, beauty and fashion guru who started her YouTube channel in April of 2011.

11. Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren Elizabeth, 22 years old, actress, fashion and beauty YouTube personally known for her channel who also opens up to her subscribers about serious issues in her life in hopes of inspiring girls everywhere.

12. Manny Mua

Manny Mua, 25 years old, popular YouTube personality who runs a beauty and makeup channel where he posts reviews, tutorials and more to his channel Manny Mua.

13. Jeffree Star

Jeffree Star, 31 years old, is gender-bending singer, fashion designer, DJ, performer, makeup artist and fashion and beauty blogger who publishes videos to Youtube.

14. Kathleen Lights

Kathleen Fuentes, 25 years old, Style Haul partner and beauty guru known for her YouTube channel as KathleenLights.

15. Aspyn Ovard

Aspyn Ovard, 20 years old, video content creator who is a beauty and fashion guru known for her self-titled YouTube channel. She also runs a secondary channel called Aspyn + Parker with her husband Parker Ferris. In addition, Aspyn and Parker own an clothing store online called Luca + Grae.

16. Desi Perkins

Desi Perkins, 29 years old, lifestyle and beauty vlogging sensation on YouTube who is also incredibly popular on Instagram.

17. Caitlin Bea

Caitlin Bea, 23 years old, YouTuber who is a beauty, fashion, and lifestyle guru. She became a partner with StyleHaul and Maybelline New York.

18. Patrick Starr

Patrick Starr, 27 years old, Filipino-American YouTube beauty expert, better known online as Patrick Starrr, who works as a professional freelance makeup artist.

19. Huda Kattan

Huda Kattan, 33 years old, social media phenomenon who created the blog Huda Beauty which became the #1 blog in the Middle East and a top 20 beauty blog worldwide. She posts her video content to her self-titled YouTube channel as Huda Beauty. She is a Hollywood trained makeup artist and beauty consultant who started her own makeup cosmetic line.

20. Tati Westbrook

Tati Westbrook, 35 years old, best known on YouTube by her channel name GlamLifeGuru, she is a Hollywood makeup artist and stylist who posts beauty hauls, tips, tutorials and reviews to her channel.

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10 Ways To Get Rid Of Dark Circles

Tea is key!

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Dark circles can affect a lot of us, they either make us feel insecure or we just don't like dealing with them but they can be easy to get rid off!

1. Short and easy!

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Sometimes we don't always to do the most when it comes to removing dark circles, so an easy way to get rid of these dark circles is by just using concealer. It is an easy cover up and easy to hid them with just a touch of make up.

2. Tea is key!

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Tea bags help with removing dark circles! What I like to do is steep tea bags in hot water then let them cool and place them over my eyes for about 15 mins. Green tea contains caffeine which helps when it comes to making the blood vessels around our eye shrink which then helps reduce dark circles.

3. You need some milk!

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So I have seen on tv that if you soak cotton balls or cotton pads in milk and place them over your dark circles it can help with reducing and getting rid of dark circles. Now, I don't know how true this is but I mean it wouldn't hurt to try.

4. Sweet Almond Oil!

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According to Huda Beauty's blog sweet almond oil helps with the circulation of blood for your dark circles. Huda beauty suggest to put a small dab of sweet almond oil on your dark circles every night until you notice a difference.

5. Sleep is needed!

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An easy way for your dark circles to reduce is honestly just getting enough sleep! You may be noticing your dark cirlces because you are depriving yourself from sleep.. so get some sleep!!

6. Use lemons for your circles!

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I know that lemons can help brighten skin(which should be done very carefully) but the if you really want your dark circles to leave I suggest mixing together just a little lemon juice and baking soda together.

It should have a paste consistency, let sit under your eyes for 15 then wash away. I would do this daily until I saw results, but if you notice any irritation to your skin I most defiantly would stop.

7. Rose Water loves skin!

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Rose water loves the skin and really helps with dark circles. Rose water is high in Vitamin C which is good for the skin and dark circles. Make sure you get an all natural rose water.

8. Tomatoes!

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I have read that lots of people use tomatoes to get rid of their dark circles. After researching I found that tomatoes have natural bleaching that can lighten the skin. Whenever it comes to lighting the skin for things like dark circles, I just say be very careful!

9. Cucumbers for the win!

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We all have seen people put cucumbers on their eyes. That is because cucumbers are natural antioxidants that can help remove dark circles. Pretty basic and easy!

10.  Grab some turmeric!

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Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps with dark circles, If you easily look up "Turmeric mask for dark circles" on Youtube for Pinterest you will easily find different mask that involves turmeric and help with dark circles.

There you go, dark circles are something that many struggle with but when handled the right way they can actually be very easy to get rid of.

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